05/30/2011 12:14PM

Belmont: Fast & firm; $39k pick-6 carryover


  Despite some morning rain, the main track is fast and the turf courses are labeled firm for a Memorial Day program highlighted by the traditional feature, the 119th running of the Metropolitan Handicap, better known as the Met Mile.

  The Met is the 10th of 11 races, with post time scheduled for 5:49 p.m. Eastern.

  There is a $39,442 pick-6 carryover, beginning with race 6 at 3:40 p.m.

  Also note that after winning Sunday's nightcap aboard Lemon Drop On Top, apprentice Ryan Curatolo now rides with a five-pound weight allowance.